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Shoshana Wasser

Associate Director of Public Affairs and Communications
Toll-free in Ontario: 1-800-387-0058

Information about COVID-19 for OAC grant recipients

March 16, 2020

The speed with which COVID-19 has spread throughout the world has meant that its impacts are being felt immediately by the arts community. This will continue in the coming days and weeks.


Please be assured that we will do our best to find ways to accommodate any OAC-funded organization or individual that faces unexpected changes to planned activities as a direct result of COVID-19. To that end, we have created some FAQs to provide general clarity on any decisions you may be facing. In each case, we ask that you contact your program officer by email with specific questions.


Within our offices, we are making changes to ensure that our business continues. We are in a good situation since moving our granting processes online three years ago with Nova. Currently we do not anticipate halting any of our operations but more staff who will be working remotely. We encourage you to email questions, instead of phoning.


Please refer to OAC’s website and social media for activity updates.


For additional information about COVID-19 please refer to:


For more information

Kirsten Gunter
Director of Communications